Stephen Spector is professor of English and former department chair at SUNY Stony Brook University. He has published eight books, dealing mainly with religion, politics, and language. He has received numerous prizes, fellowships, and grants, has been a Visiting Scholar at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and has held research fellowship appointments at the National Humanities Center and Wesleyan University.
Introduction Punctuation-Who Needs It?
1: Defining Some Really Basic Terms 2: Apostrophes 3: Colons 4: Commas 5: Dashes 6: En Dashes 7: Exclamation Points!!!! 8: However: How to Get the Punctuation Right Every Time 9: Hyphens 10: Parentheses and Square Brackets 11: Periods 12: Ellipses 13: Abbreviations, Contractions, Numbers, and Dates 14: "The Angry, Aggressive Period" 15: Question Marks 16: Quotation Marks 17: Quotes within Quotes 18: Run-on Sentences 19: Semicolons 20: Starting Sentences with And or But